The Duke's Children: New Edition by Anthony TrollopeThe Duke's Children: New Edition by Anthony Trollope

The Duke's Children: New Edition

byAnthony TrollopeEditorKatherine Mullin, Francis OGorman

Paperback | July 19, 2011


"I do not know that one ought to be surprised at anything."The Duke of Omnium is overwhelmed by the death of his vivacious wife, Lady Glencora. Once the British Prime Minister, he is now in sole charge of his three wilful children. Lord Gerald has been sent down from University; Lord Silverbridge has defected from the Liberal cause of his father's partyto the Conservative, and is badly in debt; Lady Mary has fallen in love with Frank Tregear, a commoner with a will of iron but no money. The Duke, troubled and without easy relationships with any of his children, tries to impose his own will. But the result seems to move the novel towardscalamity. Searching the great topics of compromise and principle, of obedience and dissent, of personal integrity and the conflicts between generations, The Duke's Children is a domestic story with far-reaching political issues at stake. It is a fitting end to the Palliser series, one of the most remarkableachievements of British fiction.
Katherine Mullin has previously published on James Joyce and her next book will be on Working Girls: Literature, Labour, and Sexuality 1880-1920 Francis O'Gorman has published books on John Ruskin and edited and contributed to Blackwell's Critical Guide to the Victorian Novel (2002) and the Concise Companion to the Victorial Novel (Bl...
Title:The Duke's Children: New EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0 inPublished:July 19, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199578389

ISBN - 13:9780199578382

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